WWE Releases Official Statement Regarding Philadelphia’s Bidding For WrestleMania, Philadelphia Rep Also Issues Comment


WWE has released an official statement regarding Philadelphia's bidding for WrestleMania 31 and 32. PWInsider.com posted a story yesterday claiming Santa Clara was chosen as the host city for 'Mania 31 due to Philly's "lack of interest".

A representative of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau contacted WrestleZone earlier today, and informed us that the PWInsider report was "erroneous".

WWE released the following statement:

"While Philadelphia expressed a great interest in hosting Wrestlemania in 2015 and 2016, the fact is the city did not submit a formal proposal because the facilities necessary to host ancillary events weren’t available. Philadelphia remains a strong market for WWE in all aspects of our business.”

The executive director of the Philadelphia Sports Congress provided some additional background on the issue in this report from 6ABC.

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